Shaping Your Financial Future

Shaping Your Financial Future

  • Planning For Tax Season When You Work For Yourself: What You Should Know

    Going into business for yourself carries with it many benefits. These include freedom to set your own hours, choosing the jobs you take and do not take, and not having to answer to a boss or supervisor. And, of course, being in charge of your own income and money can be a positive aspect of being a self-employed worker. However, in order to maximize the benefits of your self-employment, you will need to be sure that you take steps to ensure that your tax planning is properly completed.

  • 3 Seemingly Worthless Items That A Gold Buyer Will Buy

    You might have seen advertisements for pawn shops and gold buyers who claim that they purchase unwanted gold items. You might have heard that this is a good way to gather up some cash when you need it, but you might not think that you have anything that is valuable enough to sell.   However, you might be surprised by the items that many of these gold buyers will purchase. In fact, there is a good chance that you have something lying around that you will never use but that you can sell to someone who buys gold.

  • Short-Term CD Ladders: Extra Savings Without The Extra Wait

    If you've been interested in certificates of deposit, but you don't have much in savings and haven't felt very good about tying up money for years at a time, look into short-term CD ladders. CD rates have been fairly low for some time now, with longer-term CDs not yielding all that much more than short-term CDs. That sounds bad at first, but it means you can look into shorter-term accounts without much loss.

  • Addressing Frequent IRA Questions and Concerns

    Planning for your retirement is one of the most important things that you can do throughout your life. However, there are many people that lack experience or knowledge about the various retirement investment tools available to them. In particular, this can include individual retirement accounts, and if this applies to you, having the following couple of questions answered should help you to make informed choices for your financial future.  Why Rollover Your Work Retirement Account Into An IRA?

  • Three Ways To Get Affordable Health Insurance If You Are Self-Employed

    There are many great advantages to being self-employed, but health care insurance is not one of them. For those who are self-employed, finding affordable coverage can be challenging. However, there are a few ways to find a good policy. The following are three possibilities to get the health insurance that you need. Get a catastrophic health insurance policy This can be a good idea for a certain group of people. Basically, this type of policy has a very large deductible, and this is what keeps the premiums down.

About Me

Shaping Your Financial Future

A few years ago, I found myself in a tough spot. I was completely out of money, and my expenses kept piling up. I knew that if I didn't turn things around, I would be declaring bankruptcy for my business. To ward off financial disaster, I decided to invest a little time into learning how to budget. I made a few simple changes, including eating out less, paying attention to fines and fees, and avoiding excessive shopping trips. You wouldn't believe how quickly things changed. This blog is designed to teach beginners how to shape their financial future, so that you don't have to worry.